Rhode Island Charter Boat fishing is offered by Ocean State Outfitters.  Fishing Rhode Island can be a great inexpensive way to spend time with family and friends.  Please feel free to give us a call to reserve a day of fishing or a night of squid fishing!

Ocean State Outfitters strictly adheres to all state regulations concerning size limits and possession limits!

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Bag limit / Minimum Size


American Eel 50 fish – 6 inch minimum
(no closed season)
Black Sea Bass 12.5 inch minimum
May 22 to Oct 11 – 25 fish/day
Oct 12 to Oct 31 – closed
Nov 1 to Dec 31 – 25 fish/day
Bluefish 15 fish – No minimum size
(no closed season)
Cod 10 fish – 22 inch minimum
(no closed season)
(Summer Flounder)
7 fish – 18.5 inch minimum
May 1 to Dec 31
Haddock 19 inch minimum
no bag limit (no closed season)
(Bunker, Pogies)
*see special section below
no minimum size
200 per vessel per day
no closed season
Pollock 19 inch minimum
no bag limit (no closed season)
Scup Shore and Private Boat
10.5 inch minimum – 10 fish per day
May 24 to Sept 26
Party and Charter Boat
11 inch minimum
May 24 – Sept 6: 10 fish/person/day
Sept 7 – Oct 11: 40 fish/person/day
Striped Bass 2 fish – 28 inch minimum
(no closed season)
Tautog 16 inch minimum
April 15 to May 31 (3 fish/day)
June 1 – July 1 (closed)
August 1 to October 14 (3 fish/day)
October 15 to December 15 (6 fish/day)
In addition there is a 10 fish boat maximum per day  
16 inch minimum
1 fish per day bag limit
(no closed season)
Winter Flounder
Special note:
All of Narragansett Bay, Point Judith Pond and the Harbor of Refuge is closed.
(section 11.19, RI fish regs)
2 fish – 12 inch minimum
Season: 1
April 23 to May 23

Season: 2
September 24 to October 23

Minimum Sizes

Shellfishing is prohibited statewide between sunset and sunrise

Species Minimum size
Channeled and Knobbed Whelk (Conch) Busycon sp. 2.5″ diameter
4.5″ length
Bay Quahaug Mercenaria mercenaria 1″ hinge width
Soft-shelled clam Mya arenaris 1 ½” longest axis
Oyster Crassostrea virginica 3″ longest axis
Scallop Argopecten irradians No seed possession
Surf Clam Spisula solidissima 5″ longest axis

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